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Books Sandwiched In

BSI reviews are held on Tuesdays from 12:12pm – 12:52pm in the Kate Gleason Auditorium at the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester.

Reviews are free and open to the public.

Can’t attend in person? Books Sandwiched In reviews are live-streamed to Facebook: Find us on Facebook

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Want to know what was reviewed decades ago? See the BSI anthology of books and reviewers 1956 – 2016, click here.

For more information, please contact Susan Chekow Lusignan, Director of Marketing and Program Development: 585.428.8350 or susan.lusignan@libraryweb.org

Fall 2019 series

Enjoy reviews of an engrossing novel; an inside look at Freedom of the Press; an overview of American music that served a role in social consciousness and activism; a description of Chinese global strategy; a behind-the-scenes look at the space program that landed us on the moon 50 years ago; an approach for achieving Justice in society; a biography of the female spy who helped win WWII; and an examination of the legal case that served as a turning point in American history.

Download the Fall 2019 BSI brochure here

Series overview

September 17 — Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

September 24 — Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts by David E. McCraw

October 1 — Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made A Nation by Jon Meacham and  Tim McGraw

October 8 — Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order by Bruno Macaes

October 15 — One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon by Charles Fishman

October 22 — Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law by Preet Bharara

October 29 — A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy who Helped Win WWII by Sonia Purnell

November 5 — Separate: The Story of Plessy V. Ferguson and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation by Steve Luxenberg